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a great commitment to women and their development. you look at someone like angela merkle, who embodies what a strong woman leader in a very difficult time faces. she is a friend of mine and is someone who i think has made a real difference in europe. and look at prime minister gillard in australia. she made a memorable speech about sexism. and some of the insults that were directed at her as a woman, not as a leader, i mean, that's fair game in any political system or democracy, certainly, you know, people don't agree with your positions, but to use sexist language to have a tinge of degradation attached to the criticism, she took it right on in the australian parliament. and i could go on. because, you know, look at president rousseff in brazil who has taken a strong stand on supporting women and girls. and so i see that women leaders right now are not only exemplifying what it means to be a woman in power, they're all very different, the ones that i've just named, but they're also standing up for women in their society. >> you said you will continue to work with angela merkle and the
>>> the first u.s. woman president. from michelle in chile to angela in germany and ellen swearing in was held on the grounds of the capitol, which just a few years ago was a battle zone in presidents and heads of states? well, according to a new cbs poll, a phenomminally hig number of americans say the qualified woman running for president. 92%. indeed, many believe the united states has alreadyge period of time have held presidential policy. so, is america now ready for u.s. president who say woman? >> we'll ask the author of the widely read and intriguing book, about the wives of american presidents, all of them titled rating the first lady's. john benjamin roberts th second. one-on-one is brought to you isy month. why don't we have a woman president in the unite states? why haven't we had one? >> i think the answer to that is simply that american women may not be ready for it. a majority of the voters ar fee may president we would probably have one. i'm being a little bit flip. the thuth is we are not a and women have not really focused on politics unti the last couple of decad
with mobilizations around political prisoners, the wilmington 10, angela davis. >> the wilmington 10 had been pardoned by the governor. >> many of these movements intersecting, involving other targeted black people. she had been a longstanding proponent of having more blacks in the curriculum. she is against the war in vietnam. the need for black people in political office, independent political power. these are all issues that she had been working on for a decade. that are at the heart of the black power movement. she then becomes part of and takes part in various black power mobilizations, she attends the gary conventions. the national black conventions in gary, indiana to make the national party's take black political power seriously. in 1968, she attends one of the bigger conferences in philadelphia. she would go and sit, learn, she often do her sewing. after the 1967 detroit riot, there are all of these police riots. police aggression, violence. one of the most egregious, three men are killed by riot police. the police claim a gunbattle, although no guns are found on the young men. the p
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